May 7, 2009

  • Autism News: Twelvefold Increase of Autism in California

    Autism in California increases twelvefold

    By Sandy Kleffman
    Contra Costa Times

    California saw a twelvefold increase during the past two decades in the number of autistic people who are receiving services through regional centers, a new state study reveals. (…)

May 5, 2009

  • Autism News: Larger Amygdala in Toddlers With Autism

    Toddler brain difference linked to autism

    Story Highlights
    Study: The amygdala in toddlers with autism is 13 percent larger than unaffected kids
    Size of brain area linked to ability to process faces as friend or foe
    Autism is believed to affect as many as 1 in 150 children
    University of North Carolina researchers hope findings result in earlier intervention

    By Danielle Dellorto
    CNN Medical Producer
    (CNN) — The size of a specific part of the brain may help experts pinpoint when autism could first develop, University of North Carolina researchers report. (…)

  • Autism Research: Brains Need Rhythms

    It is said that each of us marches to the beat of a different drum, but new Stanford University research suggests that brain cells need to follow specific rhythms that must be kept for proper brain functioning. (…)

May 4, 2009

  • Autism Research: Using Lupron to Regulate Testoterone Levels in Autism

    Doctors stand by research to treat autism

    By STEPHEN DAILY
    For the Courier-Post
    Lisa McLaughlin drove six hours from her home in Fredericksburg, Va., to Cherry Hill to learn more about the devastating disorder that has affected most of her adult life. (…)

  • Autism News: Kids with Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition

    Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids with Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition
    Newswise — The strong preference kids with autism have for certain foods places them at risk for nutritional deficiencies because their diets lack sufficient variety, according to research from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center at this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore. (…)

  • Autism Research: First Signs of Autism Apparent in Infancy

    Researchers Find First Signs of Autism Even in Infancy
    By Claudia Wallis - TIME
    Show the average 14-month-old baby a sealed jar of cookies, and you get some pretty predictable behavior. (…)

  • Autism News: Genetic Links to Autism May Improve Diagnosis and Treatment

    Genetic Links Found to Autism May Improve Diagnosis and Treatment
    By Allie Montgomery
    Autism has always been a mysterious disease with very few methods of treatment, but now there may be new clues. (…)

May 3, 2009

  • Autism News: Early Intervention Saves Money Long Term

    Early autism intervention makes dollars and sense

    By William Frea

    With one in 150 children today diagnosed with autism, the debate rages on over what is the best treatment for this condition, and - just as importantly - who will pay for it. (…)

April 30, 2009

April 29, 2009

  • Autism News: Neuroimaging study examines motor execution in kids with autism

    First Neuroimaging Study Examining Motor Execution In Children With Autism Reveals Brain Activation Differences
    In the first neuroimaging study to examine motor execution in children with autism, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have uncovered important new insight into the neurological basis of autism. (…)

April 28, 2009

  • Autism News: Helping children with autism communicate

    Devices Aim to Help Children With Autism Speak
    By Rebekah Davis
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    Imagine feeling ill and being unable to tell anyone what hurts. (…)

  • Autism Research: Gene mutations that might raise risk of autism

    Gene Variants Hold New Clues to Autism
    Researchers Identify Gene Mutations That May Raise Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    By Kathleen Doheny
    WebMD Health News
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

    April 28, 2009 — Rare genetic mutations are known to increase the risk of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). (…)

April 27, 2009

  • Autism News: Is autism linked to vitamin D deficiency

    Could Autism Be Caused by Lack of Vitamin D?
    April 24, 2009 06:05 PM ET | Nancy Shute - US News & World Report

    Could autism be caused by low levels of vitamin D? (…)

  • Autism News: the arts brought out her son

    Filmmaker says arts brought out autistic son
    By Alicia Doyle
    Sunday, April 26, 2009

    An artist her entire life, Keri Bowers found it only natural to immerse her son in the creative medium as a boy born with developmental delays who eventually was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. (…)

April 21, 2009

April 20, 2009

  • Autism Research: Melatonin and sleep

    Melatonin helps autistic children get to sleep
    Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:28pm BST
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three milligrams of melatonin at bedtime can effectively treat sleep problems in children with autistic spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome, or both, according to a study reported in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. (…)

  • Autism News: The Autism Science Foundation

    New advocacy group focuses on non-vaccine-related autism research
    Posted on the Pediatric SuperSite on April 20, 2009
    The Autism Science Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, has launched it’s operations, debuting its website and kicking off its “First 100 Days” fundraising drive. (…)

  • Apraxia News: brain and coordination

    Using tools requires that the brain is able to control movements
    Science Centric
    20 April 2009 10:33 GMT
    Our ability to use objects and tools to perform actions is essential to our daily activities, and it is developed to a level that is unique to our species. (…)

  • Autism News: Students with autism can do well in college

    Students with autism can do well in college
    Colleges and universities offer support to help them succeed
    By Kayleen Reusser
    nsfeatures@news-sentinel.com

    Jenny Ley, 19, listened closely to the words of Jason, her English tutor, as he explained the reading assignment for her class. (…)

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